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20 nov. 2019 | 00h25 UTC

Argentina: 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits near San Luis November 19

Argentina Alerte de sécurité

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes southwest of San Luis on November 19; no immediate reports of damages

TIMEFRAME expected from 19/11/2019, 12h00 until 20/11/2019, 11h59 (America/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION San Luis, San Luis

Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.8-magnitude earthquake about 63 km (39 mi) southwest of San Luis on Tuesday, November 19. According to the USGS, the quake hit at approximately 20:10 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). There were no immediate reports of damages in the area.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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